Thursday, December 01, 2016

Etude aux Fraises - update #4 (and goals)

First up, some more strawberries!


I feel like I'm finally making some good progress on this piece. It does help that the flower in the background is mostly a single color. Anyway, the color is really off; the fabric is cream and the thread colors are a bit brighter than shown.

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Next up, goals!

For November, I said:

- blog about progress once a week - YES
- finish Bride's Tree Ornament #11 - YES
- start/finish at least three other small projects! - decided to focus on WIPs instead :3
- comb through stash again and pull out things I no longer want to stitch - YES
- NO craft/stash shopping, for real, NO exceptions, even if I sell things! - NO, but...

...I ran out of beads for the Bride's Tree ornaments, so I ended up spending $15 total on beads, several skeins of DMC, and one chart from a designer who seems to have disappeared almost immediately after publishing her first designs. I usually don't worry about charts going out of print and being impossible to find, but in this case I felt it was a real possibility.

For December, I want to:

- blog about progress once a week
- finish Etude aux Fraises
- NO craft/stash shopping unless I NEED something for an active WIP

So there. :p

8 comments:

  1. That's going to be lovely. As for your shopping, it makes perfect sense to me!

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  2. I love those design from VE!!! The geranium & peony ones are my favourites but these strawberries look yummy enough to eat :)
    For your shopping, don't look at it as spending... more as an investment... especially for charts!!

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    1. Her designs are awesome, I especially love these botanicals. I think geranium and peony are both included in a French magazine I have... would love to stitch ALL the designs from that magazine eventually!

      I'm still a bit disappointed in myself for buying stuff, but also somewhat proud that it wasn't a huge amount or impulsive things! The DMC is for a new start for next year, so the only real "stashing" was one $7 chart. That's good progress for me and my habits. :)

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  3. Such a beautiful design, I love VE designs, the colours are always gorgeous!And as for spending....sometime you just HAVE to! :)

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  4. You are making such great progress on your strawberries. Congrats on finishing so many of your November Goals - Good luck with your December. I went through all of my stuff too - helped convinced me as to why I do not need to Stitch From Stash

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  5. Lovely work on the strawberries.
    So what was the new chart? Inquiring minds need to know!

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  6. It looks great! Good job on your goals

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  7. What wonderful plans and designs you have chosen. I'm picking 17 because it's 2017 but I haven't finalised them yet.

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